Public investment in youth (2018)

This chapter examines key issues revolving around public investment in youth education and training linked to the development of a solidarity economy and social enterprises in Timor-Leste. It also focuses on appropriate ways government financing might be used to support incubators for social enterprises among youth. Continue reading “Public investment in youth (2018)”

Geopolitics, Korea and the Middle East (2018)

Patrick Henningsen interviews Tim Anderson at the start of 2018 on the Middle East – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Palestine – as well as North Korea, Latin America and related geo-political matters. Continue reading “Geopolitics, Korea and the Middle East (2018)”

Human development strategy in small states (2017)

What are the human development opportunities and challenges for small states in a multi-polar world? An answer to this question must consider human development strategies at large, the constraints imposed by neoliberal globalism and better practice in recent times. Small states have particular vulnerabilities but may also benefit from realignments within new regional blocs. Continue reading “Human development strategy in small states (2017)”

Las Clavellinas (Caracas): Community reconstruction in Venezuela (2015)

Short documentary on the ‘Socialist Victory’ community of Las Clavellinas (Caracas, Venezuela), made up of 18 communal councils. A tribute to the social democratic legacy of the late Hugo Chávez. Continue reading “Las Clavellinas (Caracas): Community reconstruction in Venezuela (2015)”

Land and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea (2015)

A slow motion drama is in play in Melanesia, above all in Papua New Guinea, where the ‘omissions’ of the colonial era are being addressed by neo-colonial forces. The economic interest of the big powers has its focus on land – always a key resource but increasingly valuable in times of multiple food, financial, energy and ecological crises. Continue reading “Land and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea (2015)”

The Chávez legacy – A compilation (2015)

A compilation (from VTV and Greg Wilpert) of the political legacy of the late Hugo Chávez. It addresses his powerful social programs, initiatives in participatory democracy and vision of Latin American integration. Continue reading “The Chávez legacy – A compilation (2015)”

¿Por qué importa la desigualdad? Del economicismo a la integridad social (2015)

La falta de consenso existente en torno a la desigualdad contrasta con el aparente consenso construido alrededor de la necesidad de eliminar la pobreza. Se estudia la desigualdad por una diversidad de razones: para identiicar sus fuentes, sus consecuencias, el grado en el que la desigualdad es deseable, los vínculos dinámicos entre desigualdad y pobreza, o tratando de discernir las grandes fuerzas estructurales que la impulsan. Sin embargo, se presta poca atención a la objeción principal ante la desigualdad. Continue reading “¿Por qué importa la desigualdad? Del economicismo a la integridad social (2015)”

Prof Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional lands and land registration in Kenya (2015)

The late Professor Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional land tenure, British land registration interventions and land modernism the post-colonial era. Continue reading “Prof Hastings Okoth-Ogendo on traditional lands and land registration in Kenya (2015)”

Land and livelihood economics in Papua New Guinea – Shifting the paradigm (2014)

One of the most persistent myths in development is that people linked to traditional lifestyles must be in a process of ‘moving from subsistence to the cash economy’. This expression comes not only from finance agencies (for example, World Bank 1962) but also from analysts with greater sensitivity to livelihoods. Continue reading “Land and livelihood economics in Papua New Guinea – Shifting the paradigm (2014)”